Cow prices continue to drop

It wasn't a positive week in terms of prices for slaughter cows or feeder cattle, and in turn, volume was down.

Ed Czerwien, Market Reporter

April 9, 2020

Feeder cattle numbers at the auctions continued to drop lower on the heels of lower prices with only 21,600 head at the test auctions. Prices were mostly $3-8 lower, but the lowest prices were set early in the week then firmed up a little on Wednesday.

Slaughter cow numbers dropped lower with 4,400 head at the test auctions which was down about 2000 head compared to the previous week. Cow prices were $8-11 lower again this week; they have dropped about $20 lower in the last two weeks.


About the Author(s)

Ed Czerwien

Market Reporter

Ed Czerwien is a market analyst in Amarillo, Texas. From the heart of Cattle Feeding Country, Ed follows the cattle and wholesale markets to keep beef producers up-to-date on the market moves that affect them. He previously worked with USDA as a Market News reporter. Ed is now semi-retired and continues to work with cattle trade analysis.

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